Just woke up feeling as peachy as you can with chemo and sharing a room with strangers. I slept from 830 at night till 6 in the morning, excluding the bathroom breaks every two hours and the IV bag switching every 4 hours. That what you call a good night in the hospital.
Overall it has been ok this time around. Better than the first two. Being past the half way point is also good. Lets see how this one runs its course. Last time I had a tough first week at home. It just keeps changing I guess.
Best though are the visits and pampering by friends and family. And the continuous stream of nice and fun comments (like Ellens!). It make me feel very supported. Of course Lori remains the star! yesterday morning she came by with fresh croissants and at dinner time she brought fresh taco’s. Yummy! And more on that later.
I really enjoy following what others are doing. In the stories people tell when the come by, through twitter and through the flickr foto’s of your contacts.. It kind of keeps you in the loop.
I have also been in contact with Matt who is a survivor of my type of cancer. It really helps hearing that he had some similar things such as the chest pains probably due to the shrinking tumor and the other organs going back into place. And just to ask some questions to some one who has been though it is great. Very encouraging. I havent heard from the other Matt who found out 2 weeks after i did that he had a tumor beween his lungs. He is probably on his second round now and in a chemo tunnel now. Good luck Matt! Stay strong and get pamperde!
Today is Sunday and that when i allow my self to start counting down. Monday night between 8 and 10 is when all the IV bags of chemo should be in and i will be released and going home. Yippee.
BTW want to see one of my nurses? Here is one show you how to dance: